Today is a very important day; for the first time in three decades I will be sitting in a school of preaching class!!! Just auditing, however- I don't need any more diplomas; but I would enjoy a small refresher in Bible. So, I went to bed early and went right to sleep. Three hours later I awoke and tried to sleep again, with no success. So, I thought I would look at one of my favorite blogs - right truth. I was a little surprised to see someone saying that Iran has a nuclear weapon (well, almost). If they do, then the world is in big trouble!!! Reason says, "war is coming soon - devastating war!!! But, what does faith say?
John, Chapter 14
23 Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him. 24 He who doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word which you hear isn’t mine, but the Father’s who sent me. 25 I have said these things to you, while still living with you. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. 28 You heard how I told you, ‘I go away, and I come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I said ‘I am going to my Father;’ for the Father is greater than I. 29 Now I have told you before it happens so that, when it happens, you may believe. 30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, even so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
Peace is not the absence of difficultly, it is calmness in the presence of God. Jesus was ready to face anything with God and the disciples followed along. But, Jesus WENT IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING AND SO DID THE DISCIPLES!!! We must do the same - do what we must - with God!!!! Whether we die in a Nuclear War, influenza, or get hit by a car - we will die, one day. So what? If we commune with God and are known by HIM, we have peace. After all, isn't that really the complete life!!! So, JUST GO!!!!